Flickasbord, Volume 12

Sydney Sweeney’s character in “Anyone But You” is back at it with her blasphemy, as the need to tie up more Flickuum loose ends has resurfaced yet again. So, let’s cut right to the chase.

First up, it’s safe to assume that one of the 10 movies vying for those then-eight open Flickuum spots won’t be making The Project at all, as Shemar Moore’s movie debut via “Butter ‘98” is A] Badly written, B] Disjointed, C] Increasingly stupid via the stand-off between three of the four main antagonists and D] Infuriating to watch via the dog of Salli Richardson-Whitfield’s character being found dead in a dumpster. All I have to say is that this movie is a less than stellar movie debut for Moore, and all the bad guys in this movie would have surely made John Wick’s body count. Plus, thank goodness for “The Bounce Back”.

Speaking of those then-eight open Flickuum spots, make it nine now, as a movie (The Substitute) where Ernie Hudson is an evil high school principal shouldn’t be prioritized over either 1980s “Ghostbusters” movie.  So, because of that, the 1996 movie has since been demoted from Tier 5 to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page, and subsequently replaced with another 1996 movie in “Big Night”.

And finally, six of the nine movies that are vying to be in the 2,101 through 2,178 group are basically movies that need to pass their assessments/re-assessments, as A] Nadine Velazquez deserves the same exact amount of Flickuum movies that Tiffani-Amber Thiessen has, B] Ana de Armas needs a movie of hers to compete March Madness style again since “Ballerina” won’t make the New Year’s Day 2025 deadline, C] Taylor Schilling needs a movie of hers to compete March Madness style again, D] “Hard Candy” is a perfect March Madness style opponent for “Knock Knock”, E] The late Christopher Plummer needs a movie of his to compete March Madness style again and F] Jessica Lange is the most notable celebrity without a Flickuum movie. And with all of that being said, that leaves the Flickuum futures of “Poor Boy”, “The Last King Of Scotland” and “Nightmare Alley ‘21” up in the air, although the former of those three is mostly likely safe, due to it having a “Love Lies Bleeding” aesthetic. So, that just leaves Forest Whitaker’s Oscar-winning performance and Bradley Cooper’s last pre-Maestro starring role. But given the moral conflict that I have with allowing an Idi Amin biopic into The Project, as well as not liking the lack of comeuppance for Stan Carlisle, I’ve decided to add three movies to the assessment/re-assessment schedule, with them being “Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle”, “Not Another Teen Movie” and “Moving McAllister”. And as to why they all have been added, well two of them will clearly be upgrades over the two movies that I’ve since second-guessed, while the third one can slide right into the Project if it can defeat most of those seven upcoming 2024 movies that I alluded to via Volume 11. Or so it seemed, as all three of those movies can now get into The Project with a clear path, as “The Principal ’87” has also been purged out of The Project, due to it being worse than “The Substitute”. Furthermore, immediate action has been taken in filling that revoked spot, as “The Man With The Iron Fists 2” has been chosen to replace the now ousted James Belushi movie.

Alright, every remaining knockout starts as soon as the 02-28-24 Nog Report gets its third and final posting of the day, thus no more second-guessing all 2,100 Flickuum decisions and no more over-thinking which movie gets watched next. So, on that note, blog to you all again this coming Monday!